Tee Yourself Up For The U.S. Masters
The great and the good of global golf are on their way to Augusta National, as the game’s most prestigious event kicks off. The U.S. Masters is an iconic part of the sporting calendar, meaning that you won’t want to miss a minute of the action.
Well, you won’t have to with Sky Sports – all four days of the tournament are exclusively live from Thursday, as well as tons of analysis and coverage from the course, as we find out who’ll follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Patrick Reed.
But watching the tournament is only half the fun; a true fan wants to live it. And so, with that in mind, we’ve prepared a little guide to making the most of the Masters experience; hit the kitchen before you hit the living room and celebrate each shot with style!
WHAT TO EAT
Not unlike the average Irishman at lunchtime, the patrons at Augusta love themselves a good sandwich – and two options are way more popular than the rest. The first is pimento cheese, which is something of a tradition in the American south (making it a little bit more difficult to replicate in Ireland), so turn to another reliable favourite; the egg salad sandwich. A few of those will see you right!
WHAT TO DRINK
While the price of a beer at the course is legendary – you’d have to search long and hard to find another sporting arena where you can get a beer and change for a fiver! – there’s no questioning the tipple of choice; a freshly brewed ice tea. There’s a little more to it than flinging an ice cube into a mug of Barry’s – plenty of sugar, along with a little fresh herbs and thyme, being the main additions – but it’s a very easy way to bring the atmosphere (and taste) of the fairways to your front room!
WHO TO SUPPORT
While we’re always backing Rory McIlroy to do the business, this year the bookies are thinking along very similar lines; if the Down man isn’t favourite on the first tee, then he’ll be very close to it. The other prime European contender comes in the form of World #2 Justin Rose, after whom it’s a queue of home hopefuls. Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are all hotly tipped – with some bloke by the name of Tiger one to watch out for too…
WHERE TO WATCH
This questions the easiest of all – you won’t miss a shot all tournament on Sky Sports. Sky Sports Golf (Virgin TV 404) will have wall-to-wall coverage from the course, while even the Par 3 curtain-raiser is live on Wednesday, if you can’t wait for the real deal to swing into action!
Get into the swing of things with The Masters exclusively live on Sky Sports – click here to find out how to land all seven channels right now!